A special thanks to William Harrell and an ad hoc History Committee of Brendan R. Garvin, Duane Barnett, John Ittes, Pete McKinnell, Bruce McCain and Skip Allcorn for laying the foundation. Below is an effort to document and archive the 50 year history of SEAL. Please note that this is a “work in progress” and we solicit your additions and corrections. Please email any updates or corrections to Pam Tolson,
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Year President Meeting #1 Speakers & Other Notes Meeting #2 Speakers & Other Notes Executive Director
 2020 David Priest, Darragh Company, Little Rock, AR       Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 meetings were cancelled.        In lieu of a face-to-face November Meeting, virtual educational webinars were offered. Pamela Tolson, CAE
2019 Alan Ridge, Coastal Construction Products, Inc., Jacksonville, FL Sofitel Hotel, Chicago IL April 29 – May 1, 2019

David Friedman, Founder & CEO High Performing Culture, LLC

Courtney Little, President Ace Glass Construction Corporation, President American Subcontractor’s Association

Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island FL, November 3 – 6, 2019

Richard Branch, Sr Economist Dodge Data & Analytics

Mark Dorsey, CEO Construction Specifications Institute

Bob Miller, Director of Integrated Solutions, Dodge Data & Analytics

Alan Wilson, VP & Chief Architect, Haskell

Pamela Tolson, CAE
2018 Todd Bennett, Atlas Supply, Seattle WA Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel, Kansas City MO, April 30 – May 2, 2018   OMNI Grove Park Inn, Asheveille NC, November 3 – 7, 2018   Pamela Tolson, CAE
2017 Brendan Brown Tom Brown, Inc. Raddison Blu Downtown Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, May 1 – 4, 2017 Matt Birk, Former NFL Football Player, “What Makes Teams Great” Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, November 5 – 8   Pamela Tolson, CAE
2016 Brendan Garvin, Jr Garvin Brown Construction Products Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC, May 1 – 4. 2016 Lunch at Ravanel Bridge, Daniel Burton, PE, Special Projects Manager Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California,November 6-9, 2016 “Enterprise Value: How the Best Owner-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company’s Gains and Create Their Legacy” Peter Worrell, Managing Director,Bigelow, LLC; Portsmouth, NH Kelly Andrews
2015 John Barnett SSI JW Marriott, Austin, TX, ‘May 4 – 6, 2015 “Benchmarking” Dr. Albert Yates Ritz Carlton,Cancun, Mexico, November 1 – 4, 2015 “Managing Effort-Getting Results”: Bob McHardy, Self-Management Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Kelly Andrews
2014 Jessica McIntosh Atlas Supply Memphis, TN Peabody Hotel Apr 28-30   Kohala Coast, HI (Big Island) Nov 2-8   Kelly Andrews
2013 Martin Harrell, Coastal Construction Products Chicago Hotel Sofitel Water Tower Apr 22-24 Chuck Haling MSDS On-Line Palm Beach, FL The Breakers Nov 10-13   Kelly Andrews
2012 Stephen Larsh, Glenrock Company Denver, CO Four Seasons Apr 23-24   Marena, AZ Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain Nov 5-8   Kelly Andrews
2011 William Goncharow, Guaranteed Supply Frisco, (Dallas)TX Westin Stonebriar Apr 13-16   Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Gran Melia Golf Resort Nov 4-9 (Sandler Management Team), “Looking Under the Hood – Issues facing SEAL Members” Kelly Andrews
2010 Paul McKinnell, Kenseal Construction Products St. Louis, MO Four Seasons Apr 28 – May 1   LaJolla, CA Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel lNov 11-15   Dan Nee/Kelly Andrews
2009 James Pyle, Sunshine Supply New Orleans, LA The Westin New Orleans Canal Place Apr 2-5   Naples, FL Naples Grande Beach Resort Nov 6-10   Dan Nee
2008 Bruce Coy, Smalley & Company Salt Lake City, UT Grand America Hotel Apr 17-20   Indian Wells,CA Hyatt Grand Champions Resort Nov 1-5   Dan Nee
2007 Skip Allcorn, Coastal Construction Products Louisville, KY Seelbach Hilton Apr 26-29 Jack Caven (InfoTech Intl) “Microsoft AX software”; Benchmarking Survey Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas Atlantis Nov 4-8   Dan Nee
2006 Bruce McCain, S&S Sales Phoenix, AZ Sheraton Wild Horse Resort Mar 24-26 Tim Lee, Mercer Capital “Home Depot, White Cap, Hughes – How will It Effect ME”…Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler, AZ Wailea, Maui, HI Grand Wailea Resort Nov 4-8 Benchmarking Survey Proposal by Tim Lee, Mercer Capital; Jack Caven “Core Software for Business”; Jim Pyle “Professional Employment Organizations” Dan Nee
2005 David Heusel, Georgia Construction Products Santa Fe,NM Hacienda Apr 16-18   Sea Island, GA The Cloister Nov 6-9    
2004 Kenny Brown, Tom Brown Inc Charleston, SC Francis Marion Hotel Mar 26-28 golf – Kiawah’s Ocean Course Cancun, Mexico (Mexico Riviera) Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Nov 15-18   Michael White
2003 Curt Austin, John Latta Associates San Antonio, TX Hyatt Regency On The Riverwalk Mar 29-30 Mike Meho & Ed Hastings, McGraw Hill “Economic Forecast for Const. Industry”; Martin Harrell (Coastal) “Project Tracking” Carmel, CA Quail Lodge Nov 17-20 Quail Lodge Championship Golf Course Michael White
2002 Rene DesRochers, D. M. Figley Nashville, TN Opryland Resort Apr 6-8 Jack Caven (InfoTech Intl) “SEAL Website” West Caribbean Cruise, Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas Nov 10-17 Best Practices Forums Michael White
2001 Mike Rafferty Goedecke Co. Scottsdale,AZ Regal McCormick Ranch Feb 3 – 6   Napa, CA Silverado Country Club Resort Nov 11-15 Kenneth Klein, Waterproofing Construction Defects author and forensic engineering expert; Paul DiCaprio – Website Marketing; William Harrell “Legal Conflict: Storing Hazardous Waste Pending Disposal” Michael White
2000 Ron Berteri (Spring) Mike Raferty (Fall) Bermuda (Annual Meeting) Canadian Pacific’s “Hamilton Princess” Apr 9-13 Monroe Porter, Proof Management “Selling and Marketing Construciton Services” ST.Louis, MO Hyatt Regency Union Station Nov 5-6 Bruce Garrot (Coastal Const. Products) “Safety Program and Hazardous Waste Disposal” Ken Bowman
1999 Ron Bertieri, RO-AN Corp. Kansas City Feb 21-29   Acapulco, Mexico Pierre Marques Resort Feb 21-26 Speaker – Patrick Dolan (Arthur Andersen) “Facing the Forces of Change – 4 Trends Reshaping Wholesale Distribution” ,,,, S&S Sales joined. Robstan transfering “Inc. status” fm California to Missouri Ken Bowman, Sheila O’Neal(Curry), Robstan Group, Kansas City, MO
1998 Bill Reynolds, III. Calbar Kansas City Mar 21-27   St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Frenchman’s Reef SEAL was a still a Calfiornia Domestic Nonprofit Corp (C1551315/11875N) Robstan contracted as management firm Oct 26, 1998
1997 John Ittes, Atlas Supply (only one mtg this year; still recovering from paying off Loews Coradao debt) Chicago, IL Tremont Chicago Apr 26-29 Iron Mike’s (Ditka) Restaurant was next door No Mtg No Mtg  
1996 Ron Peterson, Goedecke Cleveland, OH Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Apr 20-23 Trevor Will (Foley & Lardner) “Product Liabiilyt Suits Against Mfgs and Distributors” Carlsbad, CA LaCosta Resort Nov 16-19 GCP joined  
1995 Duane Barnett, SSI St. Louis, MO Apr 30   Tempe, AZ The Buttes Nov 12-15    
1994 Duane Barnett, SSI Dallas, TX Adolphus Hotel Apr 23–25   Naples, FL Registry Resort Nov 12-15    
1993 Brendan Garvin, Garvin Construction Company Denver, CO The Brown Apr 25-27   Coronado, San Diego Loews Coronado Nov 14-16    
1992 Brendan Garvin, Garvin Construction Company Austin, TX Four Seasons Apr 25-28   St. Petersburg, FL Don Cesar Nov 14-18   Dave Pennington
1991 Jim Harrison, SF Products Memphis, TH Peabody Hotel Apr 20-23 8 new members – Brock White, Figley, Goedecke, Lowry, Backer Rod Mfg, Hydorozo, Polyguard, Tremco Santa Barbara, CA Four Seasons Biltmore Nov 9-13   Nordic Management, David Pennington
1990 Jim Harrison, SF Products Toronto, Ontario, CN Four Seasons Apr 21-25 Vickie Vincent “Chemical Dependency in the Workplace” Hutchinson Island, Stuart, FL Indian River Plantation Resort Nov 11-15 Larry Carbary (Dow Corning) “High Performace Silicones in Construction; Vickie Lovell “Firestopping Codes and Practices” & James Sesic’s “Proposed Safety Health and Enviornmental Compliance” …SEAL Guide Spec for Traffic Coatings Approved (Nov 90); David Pennignton
(25th) 1989 Ken Schmidt, Seward Sales Indianapolis, IN Embassy Suites Apr 23-26 Colin Monroe, “Masonry Construction” ….John Latta attended SWRI mtg in Scottsdale to discuss both organizations endorsing a single guide specification as a start to doing more things together Santa Rosa Mountains,Indian Wells, CA Stouffer Esmeralda Resort SEAL 25th Anniversary Nov 12-17 John McDevitt (3M) Int’l and Domestic Economics & their Effect”….golf at Indian Wells Country Club Ed Johnson & Dave Pennington
1988 John Latta, John Latta Associates Phoenix, AZ Westcourt in the Buttes Apr 24-27   Seattle, WA Four Seasons Nov 13-17 Bruce Michels (Management Advisory Services) “Planning the Disposition of Your Business”  
1987 Walt Buchner Boston, MA Omni Parker House Apr 26-29   St. Thomas,U.S. Virgin Islands Frenchman’s Reef Hotel Nov 29 – Dec 6 SEAL Guide Spec for Sealants and Caulking approved (11/87)  
1986 Tom Doman, Hiller of Ga. Minneapolis, MN Omni Hotel April Robert Montgomery “How to Save Time and Beter Results” and Robert Provost “Liability and Product Insurance” ; Dr. Paul Williard (3M) “OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets” ; SEAL/SWRI Liason Committee proposed Williamsburg, VA Williamsburg Inn Dec 1-5 New members: Pecora, VIP Enterprises and ITP Ltd. Ed Johnson & Dave Pennington
1985 Robert Patterson, Quint City Stone Center, Inc Louisville, KY May   Oakland, CA Clairmont Hotel November    
1984 Ed Kammerer, R.L. Wurz Company Atlanta, GA Marriott Marquis April Coastal Construction Products and Garvin Associates joined SEAL Tuscon, AZ El Conquistador November   Tom Wurz
1983 Bill Coy, Smalley & Co. Kansas City, MO April   Colorado Springs, CO November    
1982 John Gibson, SSI Tulsa, OK April   Biloxi, MS November    
1981 Fred Hiller, Fred R. Hiller Company Cleveland, OH June   San Antonio, TX November    
1980 Bill Reynolds Chicago, IL April   Key West, FL December    
1979 Joe Cathey, SSI Construction Materials     Shangri La Golf Club Afton, OK November    
1978 Ray Reiger, Holmes Associates, Inc.     Sand Piper Resort, FL October    
1977 Tom Wurz, R.L. Wurz Company     Phoenix, AZ    
1976 Ken Lippmann, Kenseal Construction Products New York, NY June   Kiawah Island, SC November    
1975 Ed Waldman, Sunshine Supply Company Chicago, IL April        
1974 Dick Larson St. Louis, MO March        
1973 Jerry Smalley Chicago, IL April   New Orleans, LA November    
1972 Jack Edelman     Aspen, CO November    
1971 George Fonyo     St. Louis, MO October    
1970 Harold Price          
1969 Jim Seward     New Orleans, LA December    
1968 Jack Edelman     New York, NY November    
1967 Dick Ink     San Francisco, CA November    
1966 George Bishop          
1965 George Bishop     San Francisco, CA    
1964 Dick Ink/George Bishop     Louisville, KY October    
Mid 1964   In May, SEAL is incorporated in Illinois Richard Ink and Wilson Smith idea Burlington, WI Cerami’s Island View Resort June 17-20 Orig. members: Styro Sales Corporation (KL)